ALERT 31 Etihad Airways #EY474 passengers injured following turbulence in flight that landed safely in Jakarta

An Etihad plane suffered interior damage and 31 passengers were injured after the passenger aircraft hit severe pockets of turbulence on a Jakarta bound flight, the airline confirmed on Wednesday. The Etihad Airways flight EY474 was en route from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta when it “encountered severe and unexpected turbulence about 45 minutes prior to…

NEWS FAA will allow the A350 to fly up to 5 hours from the nearest airport on one engine

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Airbus A350-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This approval means that when the first FAA-affiliated operators start to take delivery of their A350s in 2017 they will be able to serve new direct non-limiting routings, compared with a standard…